Nonprofits offer resources to homeless

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 19:04:57-04

Dozens of Central Texas nonprofits partnered to host "Project Homeless Connect" Friday morning. 

The event gave the Waco homeless population a chance to learn about different social services and resources available to them. 

"We're trying to ease their life stresses if you will by providing these kinds of services for them," Roy Nash, President, and CEO of NeighborWorks Waco said. "You can tell the homeless folks are really appreciative. They might not have the smiles on their faces but you can tell they're really appreciative. You can tell every one of these services is needed for them."

The outreach program offered free haircuts, HIV testing, hygiene items, dental information, housing information and health and vision screenings. 

Jalicia Clayborne was one of the dozens who received a free haircut.

"It helps a lot. I've been running a cap over my head for about two months now because I couldn't afford a haircut," Clayborne said.

NeighborWorks Waco said 90 people attended the event to get help. Eighty were men and women and ten were children. Up to fifty area agencies offered assistance.

Organizers said at the last Project Homeless Connect in the winter, 150 people attended.

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